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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Jul 11, 2012 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hitched to a rising star

Before I even ask - let me preface by saying I love all these guys and they are all great in their own way.

But

Who made out the most by hitching themselves to Garcia?

The homeless would be poet?
The dyslexic wanna be kid?
The aspiring composer / trumpet player?

Would they have made a mark in history without the obvious genius of Garcia?

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 12, 2012 6:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

Wait, what about the alcoholic, high-school dropout with the funny nickname?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 12, 2012 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

maybe it was the guy who was told in sixth grade that he couldn't keep a beat

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Poster: ducats Date: Jul 12, 2012 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

he was the leader of the band

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 11, 2012 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

"Before I even ask - let me preface by saying I love all these guys and they are all great in their own way."

+1

"Who made out the most by hitching themselves to Garcia?

A-The homeless would be poet?
B-The dyslexic wanna be kid?
C-The aspiring composer / trumpet player?

Would they have made a mark in history without the obvious genius of Garcia?"

B profited the most, but none of them would've made the musical impact "without the obvious genius of Garcia."

On the other hand, would Jerry have been the force he turned out to be without "the boys"(and Donna).

The Grateful Dead was definitely "Beyond Description", but I have always felt the whole was greater than the sum of the parts.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jul 11, 2012 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

"the whole was greater than the sum of the parts." ...B-I-N-G-O!!!!!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 11, 2012 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

Deborah Koons "made out the most".

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jul 11, 2012 8:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

ya beat me to it ...........

Was gonna say:

" Starts with a 'K' and rhymes with 'tunes' ".

Close, but no cigar.

Kudos to 'BD'.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 12, 2012 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

If you want to talk financial gain, then Mrs. Koons-Garcia is the clear winner.

I assumed the intent of the original post was to elicit thoughts on which band member gained the most fame, by aligning himself with Jerry, that would otherwise have eluded him. But then we all know the pitfalls of assumption.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 12, 2012 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

Hey, who you calling an ass?

I think it's hard to answer. I think Bobby would have gone on to be a front man for some cheesy outfit (cue that Bobby and the Midnites' video), while Phil may have wandered around in the avant garde classical realm. If I have to pick, I'd say Billy K because he's great but outside of a handful of drummers whose names imeediately come to mind, most of them stay out of the spotlight and this still ongoing GD fascination makes him way more well known, and appreciate, than would have likely happened without Jerome.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 12, 2012 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

A man went to Africa to do some game hunting.
While there, he hired a young native to accompany him as his guide. Soon, a large flock of birds flew overhead and the hunter took aim. The guide grabbed his arm and said "Oh,no! These are foo birds and to shoot one means terrible things will happen to you! The man figured that was only a superstition of the natives and shot one down. Then the rest of the flock returned and pooped all over him.

He hollered at the boy, "I must have some water right away to wash this mess off. The boy said "Oh no! To wash the crap of the foo bird off means sudden death immediately! Again the hunter ignored his advice, found water and got cleaned off. Sure enough he dropped dead then and there.


The moral of this story is "If the foo shits, wear it."

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 12, 2012 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

HA!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2012 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

my turn to say bingo. the comparison to the others, not even close.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 11, 2012 8:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hitched to a rising star

you got that right, the Widder Koons.